Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Sam Hartle of The Kansas City Kansan covered a recent Kansas City Youth Jazz event. His report includes insightful video footage.

*Longtime Count Basie associate Louis Bellson died on Valentine's Day.

*Bob Brookmeyer's appearance in Columbia is previewed by Joe Klopus.

*The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (a New York-based organization) commissioned a work by Will McEvoy's Mutasm.

*They're talking about Charlie Parker over in St. Louis.

*A performance by Imani Winds was reviewed by The Star.

*A local blogger notes an ironic jazz-related twist to a heated political debate.

*Karrin Allyson's forthcoming dates at Jardine's have been moved to June 17-18.

*Joel Francis is unveiling a list of "15 Jazz Greats To Emerge In the Last 20 Years." Will any local artists make the cut?

*A handful of jazz-related acts are participating in KKFI's band auction.

*Jazz Wax interviews Phil Woods.

*Kansas City's jazz scene has a fan in Tokyo.

*Former Kansas City favorite Lee is on fire over at The New Low Down.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

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